Suggested Outline for Evaluation Committee Reports
This section should be a brief descriptive summary of the history of the program (and subprograms) being evaluated with respect to pre-NORA, NORA 1, and current and future plans of the research program presented by NIOSH. It should present the context for the research on safety and health; goals, objectives, and resources; groupings of subprograms; and any other important pertinent information. (A list of the NIOSH materials reviewed should be provided in Appendix C.)
II. Evaluation of Programs and Subprograms (Charge 1)
III. NIOSH Targeting of New Research and Identification of Emerging Issues (Charge 2)
The EC should assess the progress that the NIOSH program has made in targeting new research in occupational safety and health. The EC should assess whether the NIOSH program has identified important emerging issues that appear especially important in terms of relevance to the mission of NIOSH. The EC should respond to NIOSH’s perspective and add its own recommendations.
IV. Recommendations for Program Improvement
On the basis of the review and evaluation of the program, the EC may provide recommendations for improving the relevance of the NIOSH research program to health and safety conditions in the workplace and the impact of the research program on health and safety in the workplace.
Appendix A — Framework Document
Appendix B — Methods and Information-Gathering
Appendix C — List of NIOSH and Related Materials Collected in the Process of the Evaluation